Board & Staff

Domingo Barrios, Board Chair
Mr. Barrios is the Vice President and Community Development Officer at Cadence Bank, N.A., Pearland, Texas. He has served the nonprofit sector for over 25 years in leadership positions prior to joining Cadence Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver (M.S.) and Creighton University (B.S.).

Whitney Randolph, Treasurer
Ms. Randolph is a senior vice president with UBS Financial Services, Private Wealth Management, where she designs investment strategies for families and private foundations. She is a graduate of Rice University (B.A.) and the University of Houston’s Bauer College (M.S., Finance).

Donna Fujimoto Cole, Assistant Treasurer
Ms. Cole is the Founder and President/CEO of Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. and Co-founder of Pantheon of Women. She serves on many national, regional and advisory boards and has also served on President George H. W. Bush’s President’s Export Council in 1991-93. She graduated from Manpower Business Training Institute of Technology.

Ronald C. Lewis, Secretary
Mr. Lewis graduated from Princeton University, where he majored in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and from Harvard Law School with honors. In private practice, he was a trial lawyer and handled complex commercial and personal injury cases  Prior to becoming President of Rockwell, he was the Houston, Texas City Attorney.  He has been involved with numerous civic and professional organizations.

Sharon Lovick Edwards, Trustee

Ms. Edwards is co-founder and partner in The Cornerstone Consulting Group Inc. She is a graduate of Howard University (B.S. Pharmacy) and has significant nonprofit management, programming and consulting experiences on a broad range of human service, community health and organizational management issues.

T. Kelly Dowe, Trustee
Mr. Dowe is Vice President of Finance for Rebound International, a Houston-based software company. He has served in a number of other public and private sector leadership roles, including as trustee for two public pension systems. He is a graduate of Baylor University (BBA) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (MBA). 

 

 

Ronald C. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lewis graduated from Princeton University, where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, and from Harvard Law School with honors. He has been involved with numerous civic and professional organizations, and was the City Attorney for Houston and handled complex commercial cases involving contract, fraud, personal injury, environmental and other claims.

Tantri Emo, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Emo graduated from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia (Bachelor of Commerce) and from University of Houston Clear Lake (Master Science in Finance).  Prior to joining Rockwell, she worked at the City of Houston as Chief Business Officer/Finance Director.

Jerry Eckert, Senior Program Officer
Dr. Eckert has a long tenure  for innovative and practical strategic transformational community and organizational work. During his long social services work, Jerry has become a leader in Trauma Informed Systems Development and Change Management. His work has included upscaling complex systems including Disaster Response, Anti-Human Trafficking, and Supportive Housing models for highest vulnerability populations.  Dr. Eckert is a graduate of University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, earning his doctorate with a focus on the experience of young people living on the street.   

Elizabeth Rollins, Program Associate
Dr. Rollins received three degrees in aerospace engineering: a BS from the University of Notre Dame, a MS from MIT, and a PhD from Texas A&M University.  She taught aerospace engineering at Wichita State University for eight years before returning to her native Houston and joining the Rockwell Fund.  

Judy A. Ahlgrim, Program Administrator & Office Manager
Ms. Ahlgrim, a native Houstonian, has held the position of grants administrator since 2001 with office management duties added in 2006. Her work in the nonprofit sector began at The Briarwood School in 1989, and she has held the position of grants manager at Houston Endowment Inc. and The Brown Foundation.

3555 Timmons lane, SUITE 950, HOUSTON, TX 77027